Friday Letter

December 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

We are hurdling towards the end of the semester (but as I told the students this week, we should slow down and enjoy our days even as we look forward to winter break).  I have included (above) the schedule for the remaining weeks of the semester.  I will provide a little more information about finals in next week's letter.

Please note the "stop day" on Monday the 17th, the day prior to final exams.  On this day, I expect most students will stay home and prepare for finals.  However, this day will also be an opportunity for students to come to school to meet with teachers.  Also, if any parents find it onerous to provide supervision for their children on this day, students may be on campus to study, but they will be restricted to the Commons to study quietly throughout the day and will need to provide their own lunch.

I hope you can attend the Lessons & Carols ceremony at First United Methodist Church (946 Vermont Street) next Friday night at 7:30 pm.  If you have not been to one of our Lessons & Carols productions, you really should.  Parents often comment on how glad they were that they came out for this beautiful evening to hear our students sing us into the holidays.  Please feel free to attend "the loveliest night of the year" regardless of whether your child will be participating.

After a solid fall sports season, many Seabury students were recognized by the Lawrence Journal World.  All Area Awards went to Lindsey Hornberger for Volleyball, Freddy Comparato & Tommy Warden for Soccer, and Sabrina Eicher for Girls Cross Country.  Harrison Hartzler was named Boys Soccer Player of the Year, and Henry Nelson was named Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year.  Congratulations to these talented and hard-working players!

Every year, the Lion's Club hosts a Peace Poster Contest, and from our student participants, Mia Rasmussen took 3rd place, Helena Gutierrez-Gibbs took 2nd, and Michaela Martin took 1st.  Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of the students for their participation in this year's Science Fair--and thanks to Ms. Schrader and her judges!  

You should have received re-enrollment contracts for next year in the mail.  Do not feel like you need to send these in before the new year.  We send them now because many parents appreciate early notice for their planning.   One change this year: the Board of Trustees has determined the early re-enrollment discount previously offered in January is no longer feasible as the school continues to grow, and so that discount has been eliminated in favor of keeping tuition increases minimal.  As we manage waiting lists for several grades, please note the importance of returning your contracts by February 1st, 2019 to secure a spot for your child.   

I hope you have a great weekend.

Yours respectfully,

Dr. Schawang